Charlotte Schuld

“I was born and raised in North Dakota and migrated to Minnesota after graduation from Dickinson State University with a double major in Visual Arts and Vocal Music.  These two states have prepared me to appreciate landscapes with their distinct biome varieties.  My work has evolved into a constant notice and appreciation of landlines, textures, and the natural patterns and colors of earth, water and sky.”

“Recently I have spent the majority of my time painting with acrylic on canvas.  The image is started with pastel to lay down the design foundation and completed with many layers of washes and glazes.  My work has been described as walking a fine line between Realism and Impressionism and I agree.  The fun is deciding what to leave as just an impression or hint and where to tighten into realistic, detailed work.”

“I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the U.S. and Europe where both the differences and similarities in landscapes have become a passion of mine to explore and express in paint.  I sketch as much as I can and photograph extensively.  Back home in my studio I then start the process of refining sketches and doing initial watercolors to explore the composition and color choices.  Armed with these preparations and studies, I move on to create the landscapes shown here.  We only have one Earth.  This is my way of celebrating and honoring it.”

Acrylic Painter
Acrylic PainterStillwater, MN